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Wellness through Stories

January 8, 2024 — 
An opportunity to hear teachings and learn from Indigenous Elders and traditional Knowledge Keepers is coming to the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus.  The 18th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering, taking place January 25 and 26, is a time to embrace traditional Indigenous teachings shared through ceremony and across generations. This year’s theme is Restoring our Spirits: Wellness through Stories.

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Stress happens: develop strategies that will bring relief

December 4, 2023 — 
Stress can pop up in our lives at any point; sometimes it’s when we expect it, like exam season, and sometimes we do not see it coming. Develop strategies to combat these feelings so that you're well-equipped when they present themselves.

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Students are photographed outside on a sunny day on the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Marianne Helm / University of Manitoba)


Take time for a fall mental health check-in

October 12, 2023 — 
It's normal to feel overwhelmed at this time of year. Connect with UM's Student Support services and off-campus resources to give your health and wellness a boost.

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Take control of your health!

August 11, 2023 — 
Building healthier habits like getting enough sleep, nutrition, and movement are all helpful steps in preventing illness. In addition, vaccines are one of the safest and most effective health interventions and a primary response against vaccine-preventable diseases.

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A colourful graphic with #MyStory for Canadian Mental Health Association's 2023 Mental Health Week.

The mental health care we all need is in our stories

May 3, 2023 — 
May 1 to 7 is Mental Health Week

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Finding new and creative ways to build community wellness

February 8, 2023 — 
Application deadline extended to Mar. 7

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Faculty and staff wellness at UM

January 31, 2023 — 
Your input matters: Participate in the Canadian Campus Well-being Survey for Employees

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UM’s Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) has changed

December 7, 2022 — 
Access health and wellness resources with a new app, phone number and website

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14 ways to combat stress during tough times

February 7, 2022 — 
When there is a lot of uncertainty in your world, and the stressors are compounding, self care can sometimes feel like one more impossible thing - yet, even small ways of caring for yourself can make a big difference

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Human Resources

Prioritize your health and wellbeing during Healthy Workplace Month

September 28, 2021 — 
October is Healthy Workplace Month in Canada. Here are some ideas to celebrate your wellbeing at work by taking time to relax, learn, laugh and connect with colleagues.

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